Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
EPA Slams Door to Justice on Historic Black Community
Yesterday, leaders of a historic Black community in Tallassee, Alabama denounced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for closing a civil rights complaint filed in 2017 against the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) in the face of clear evidence, acknowledged by EPA, that...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
New Dirty Water Rule Would Trash Communities’ Drinking Water
The Trump administration announced plans to roll back protections for nearly two million miles of streams and wetlands nationwide today, including those that supply the drinking water for millions of people in the U.S. The move comes as experts continue to warn of the effects of climate change and...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Earthjustice Statement on Farm Bill Agreement
Lawmakers negotiating on the farm bill reached a bipartisan agreement on the final legislation this week, abandoning controversial earlier versions of the bill. The following is a statement from Martin Hayden, Vice President of Policy and Legislation, Earthjustice: “Negotiators on this year’s farm...
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Monday, December 10, 2018
Earthjustice Statement on the Trump Administration’s Dirty Energy Sideshow at the U.N. Climate Talks
Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement on the Trump administration’s fossil fuel sideshow at the U.N. climate summit today: “The Trump administration’s dirty energy sideshow is a dangerous distraction from the urgent mission of preventing climate disaster. “At a time...
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Earthjustice Statement on Confirmation of Bernard McNamee to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this afternoon, despite recent leaked video footage in which the nominee trashed clean energy and environmental advocates standing up to polluting interests. McNamee also played a key role in the...
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
British Columbia Mining Linked with Human Rights Violations for Alaska Tribal Nations
Tribal nations of Southeast Alaska have called on an international body to take action in preventing human rights violations related to the ability to practice their culture and maintain their livelihoods, stemming from six hard-rock mines in British Columbia. The Southeast Alaska Indigenous...
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Friday, November 30, 2018
Earthjustice Statement on Senate Rejection of Thomas Farr’s Nomination to Federal Bench
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced yesterday that he will be the 51 st vote against Thomas Farr’s nomination to become a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The following is a statement from Patrice Simms, Vice President of Litigation at Earthjustice: “Senator Tim Scott...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Northwest Tribal Leaders Testify in Opposition to Canadian Pipeline Expansion
Opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline from Coast Salish Tribes on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border continued today with indigenous people of the Salish Sea region testifying before the Canadian National Energy Board. Four U.S. Coast Salish Tribes — the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community,...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Nation’s Largest Environmental Law Group Says Catastrophic Wildfires Show Need for Stronger, Faster Action on Climate Change
Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement in response to the climate change issues raised by the California wildfires: “As California struggles to recover from the most devastating wildfires in its history, we call on the nation’s elected leaders to take immediate...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
House Republican Leadership Returns to Extinction Agenda, Passes Legislation Targeting Wolves
In a dangerous step for its pro-extinction agenda, the House of Representatives’ outgoing Republican majority passed H.R. 6784, legislation targeting still-imperiled gray wolf populations across the continental United States today. With a vote of 196-180 for final passage, the bill faced strong...
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